We royally screwed up both our German & our American Christmases. It turned out alright in the end, but my plan was to use this as a dress rehearsal for the real show.
Our kid is only a year old, so although she understands ripping gifts from their wrapping which she got a lot of practise doing the last few days, the whole Christkind (Christ child) &/or Santa Claus bringing presents is still a foreign concept.
She’s small. She’ll figure it out, I’m sure.
So, was she naughty? Not exactly. She has developed a taste for refined sugar that she didn’t have before.
The other day, Miriam & I resolved to give her less sugar than she’s been mainlining during Xmas. Meanwhile, what was she doing?
Our daughter was in her crib silently planning how to obtain more sugar.
God bless our dentist. She’ll have extra work now that we’re all three addicted to the stuff.
Oh well. Life goes on.
Happy second day of Christmas!